This debate will serve to launch Friends of Europe’s latest discussion paper on EU-China security cooperation in Africa. After establishing successful economic ties with Africa, China is now aiming to take an active part in the security of the continent, as demonstrated by its growing involvement in UN peacekeeping and anti-piracy operations. The EU has welcomed China’s renewed interest in Africa, and the paper will examine questions such as:
- How will EU-China cooperation evolve and can it help deliver stability and prosperity in Africa?
- How well do China and the EU know and understand each other’s strategy in Africa?
- How will competition between China and the EU evolve in Africa?
- How do Africans perceive these external partners?
The discussion paper features pieces by EU, NATO, civil society and academic experts and aims to offer concrete and innovative recommendations for future cooperation.
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- Friends of Europe publication series on ‘Europe, China and Africa : new thinking for a secure century’
- Friends of Europe discussion paper ‘EU-CHINA RELATIONS: New directions, new priorities’
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12.30 – 13.00 Welcome and registration of participants
13.00 – 14.00 What future for EU-China security cooperation in Africa?
14.00 End of event
Shada Islam / Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe